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Partial lockdown imposed in Rajasthan; Shops, malls to close by 8 pm

January 9, 2022, 6:46 pm

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Covid-19 testing at Kanwatia Hospital.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued fresh guidelines keeping in view the surge in Covid-19 cases.

The weekend curfew has been imposed. Shops and malls will be closed by 8 pm. Only 50 people are allowed to attend wedding ceremonies in the municipal corporation and municipality areas across the state. In the remaining areas, 100 people are allowed.

Here is a brief overview of the fresh guidelines issued by the Rajasthan government on Sunday:

  • Schools for students of classes up to 12 are to remain closed in all municipal corporation and municipality areas across the state till January 30.
  • Colleges and coaching institutes to remain open, but Covid-19 guidelines including social distancing to be strictly followed. If it’s not possible to follow these guidelines, classes to have only 50% attendance.
  • Only 100 people are now allowed to attend weddings in Rajasthan’s rural areas. The cap is 50 people in all municipal corporation including Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur and municipality areas.
  • Marriage garden will be sealed for 7 days if the organizers are found flouting Covid-19 guidelines.
  • Social, religious, political, sports, entertainment, education etc functions can not have an attendance of more than 100 people. The cap is 50 people in municipal corporation and municipality areas.
  • Religious places are to remain open from 5 am to 8 pm only.
  • People are advised to remain indoors when celebrating festivities on January 13 and January 14.
  • Home delivery by restaurants and clubs are allowed throughout the day, but serving food inhouse and takeaways are allowed till 10 pm with 50% capacity.
  • All cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes, amusement parks, auditoriums, exhibition halls, etc. are allowed to remain open till 8 pm with 50% capacity.
  • Shops, malls and other commercial establishments to remain open till 8 pm.
  • Jan Anushasan curfew to remain in effect from 11 pm Saturday to 5 am Monday.

First published: January 9, 2022